detail of gold and faded blue patina..... Annie Sloan has made this look easy to accomplish with her Chalk Paint. I'd probably use a dark (Aubusson) and light (Louis) blue, maybe a little Old White on the high spots.
Filing cabinet makeover - used epoxy to attach cheap 8x10 frames from walmart, painted entire thing using homemade chalk paint in swiss coffee color, then added new hardware and finished it with minwax paste wax to guard against scuffs and scratches...LOVE!
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ~ Chalk Paint® rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside, on just about any surface - from wood to metal, and matt plastic to terracotta. With a colour palette inspired by 18th and 20th Century decor and design, you can easily mix the colours together to extend the range. Chalk Paint® is eco-friendly too. It contains extremely low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) & has no odor.